Strawberry lemon oat bread

Hi πŸ™‚ How’s your afternoon treating you?

I hope it had at least one moment that felt like this:

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Oh Bell. So much joy and sass for a tiny pup.

Livi and I had a great morning, and then around noon, we went to go see Kyle and Meg’s new house. They moved this weekend while we were out of town, so I was excited to check it out for the first time. It looks beautiful! Luna seems to be enjoying her new digs, too πŸ˜‰

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We picked up Oregano’s takeout:

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(that’s the Oregano’s favorite salad: greens, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, feta, raisins + chicken with vinaigrette)

and hung out for a while. 

Afternoon jolt was this lovely bread.


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I’m trying to work my way through the pantry and freezer staples, and remembered the giant bag of oats and bit of almond meal we had left.

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They were the dry components of this seriously decadent healthy bread. It’s like a muffin meets a cookie πŸ™‚ I’m excited to have some with tomorrow morning’s omelet!

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This afternoon, a slice was perfect with a smear of almond butter and a cup of coffee.

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!

Strawberry lemon oat bread
Serves 8
A gluten-free breakfast or snack option with a lovely lemon brightness. Serve hot with butter or ghee, or cold with a smear of your favorite nut butter.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 cup almond meal
  2. 1 cup oats (gluten-free: use gluten-free oats. For grain-free, use more almond meal)
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. pinch of sea salt
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  8. 2 tablespoons honey
  9. 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  10. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  11. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  12. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  13. 1/2 mashed banana
  14. 1 cup sliced strawberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a standard loaf pan with nonstick spray, or grease with coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almond meal, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon. Whisk with a fork to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (except for the strawberries).
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in the strawberries.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is set and lightly golden.
  6. Serve hot, or allow to cool and store covered in the fridge.
  1. This would also be AMAZING crumbled onto vanilla ice cream.
The Fitnessista

Can’t wait to go for a walk when Liv wakes up from her nap; it’s gorgeous outside <3

See ya in the morning.



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  1. I can’t wait to try this! It is so pretty too. This would be awesome with greek yogurt or fr-yo!

  2. Yum!! This sounds like an absolutely fantastic breakfast recipe πŸ™‚

  3. You have 1 tablespoon of coconut oil listed twice. Can you clarify, please?

  4. Jennifer says:

    After just finishing up the Ballet Beautiful workout, I’m headed to the kitchen to make this bread. Wondering if I can stand on my feet long enough to mix πŸ™‚ Good workout, agree with you about the counting.

  5. OH wow! I will definitely have to try this out! It looks fabulous! And with ice-cream!? YUUMMM. Can’t wait! πŸ™‚

  6. I take a 2 week hiatus from blogland and come back to THIS goodness? Holla!
    Looks delicious, I may have to force my family to help with some major taste-testing. πŸ˜‰

    Also, that Oregano’s salad has my keyboard covered in drool. (Blog reading while hungry is never a good idea…)

  7. ooh, this sounds so good. saving the recipe!

  8. This looks delicious! I have saved the recipe and will make it on the weeknd after I do my weekly grocery shop. Simple and healthy – a great combination! Thanks for posting great recipe ideas, I have been making the mexican lasagne (from the winter shape up) and quinoa chicken enchilada casserole lately and they are both tasty easy meals to make!

  9. This looks amazing! I love lemon in baked goods. It’s so refreshing! I just made your superfood snack bites (the ones you posted in February with the goji berries and hemp seeds) and they are incredible! I think they are my favorite snack bites ever! (I got tired of the medjool date variety so this was refreshing). I’ve been having 2 as a pre-workout snack. They’re just enough to give me some energy and hold me over until I can eat after class!

  10. Sharon T says:

    Thank you! I have all these ingredients at home – and no plans for tomorrow. Good deal. πŸ™‚

  11. As soon as I read this, I realized I had all the ingredients on hand. So, I just whipped it up! In place of the brown sugar, I used 1/8 cup of maple syrup. And instead of 1 cup of almond meal, I used a 1/2 cup of almond meal + 1/2 cup coconut flour. I prefer mixing the latter two types of flour for a lighter density than using almond meal alone. That was, of course, in addition to the 1 cup of oats. Oh, and I added a teaspoon of lemon extract and used the juice of a whole lemon. It adds a great punch! It’s really delicious and I want to eat the whole loaf now – but I’ll be good and pace my servings out πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for the recipe inspiration!!

  12. Read this just in time for breakfast prep (love late work days)! Will be omitting the almond meal for ground flaxseed and removing lemon zest, but hey we go with what saves mama a grocery trip πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the health inspiration and drool worthy photos! And a way to get rid of all those BJs strawberries before they start to get moldy… Go big or go home lol

  13. Yum! Looks tasty. That first picture just makes me smile…so much joy!

  14. This bread sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing! Also, I want to recreate that salad!

  15. Liv is so darn cute!! I always think if I ever had a little girl, I’d want to dress her exactly like you do Live =) Love her little Toms in that pic.

  16. Bella is so adorable! When it gets warm in Omaha I’m going to run around outside just like that. ;p

  17. Yum, yum! What a perfect bread that is still light enough for the spring and summer months. Such a great change from the pumpkin loafs I have been making on repeat.

  18. My Bella moment was walking out of work!!! Love going home to my family πŸ™‚

  19. This sounds like the perfect spring/summer treat: substantial but not too heavy, especially with those bright citrus flavors! I’m trying this as soon as I have another occasion for which to bake (lest my husband and I eat the entire thing ourselves in two days).

  20. I still have almond meal I’ve been meaning to try to use somehow, so I might try that bread!

    I love how big girl Livi is looking these days. So cute!

  21. Jealous of your beautiful weather!

  22. Dogs and toddlers show you how you need to be in the world. “Yay! It’s morning! There’s sunshine! Everything is awesome!”

  23. So yummy!! I made this in my diabetes cooking class this morning (I’m a dietitian) and everybody loved it! πŸ™‚ I will be making it again tonight when I get home!

  24. Shaina Anderson says:

    Mine is in the oven right now and smells so good!!

  25. I have a banana allergy. Any substitution ideas?

  26. Looks delicious!

  27. Just threw a batch in the oven using blackberries and candied ginger with whole wheat flour instead! Here’s to hoping they turn out!

  28. I am allergic to banana…what would you recommend I use instead?

  29. this sounds really good, I’m about to do a gluten-free test for April-May to see if it helps with my crohn’s disease so I’m going to prep and freeze a lot of stuff so this and a lot of your gluten free recipes will be going on my list to make :)!

  30. That salad looks so good! It could be possible that I’m hungry.

  31. Yum…just made this and had a slice warm from the oven. My toddler wouldn’t even try it..weirdo! I hope I have the power to resist another slice!

  32. Found strawberries at the market yesterday and just took this out of the oven. It’s delicious and my whole house smells amazing. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  33. This is definitely going to be sumptuous to try during the weekend. I am arranging a small party at my garden this weekend. Will this recipe go well with cream and honey on top?

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